Man accused of resisting, injuring officers

From Local Sources


JASPER — Authorities booked a Ferdinand man into the Dubois County Security Center Friday on preliminary charges related to a confrontation with police.

Officers with the Dubois County Sheriff’s Office and Ferdinand Police Department had been dispatched to do a welfare check on Robert A. Welp, 37, 10225 S. Ferdinand Road Northwest, Ferdinand, at the time of the 4:50 p.m. incident, according to the sheriff’s office.

The officers were parked across the street from Welp’s residence when he confronted them. Welp was yelling and refused to stop advancing on the officers during the incident, police said. The confrontation escalated into a physical altercation in which officers received injury.

Authorities booked Welp into the Dubois County Security Center at 8:02 p.m. Friday on preliminary charges that included two Level 6 felony counts of battery on law enforcement causing injury, two Level 6 felony counts of resisting law enforcement causing injury and a misdemeanor count of public intoxication.

Assisting agencies during the incident included Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services and the Ferdinand Volunteer Fire Department.

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